Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Onward Neighborhood House's Food Pantry is an efficient and effective food distribution program administered through the Family Services department. The Food Pantry is open to all of those in need within the greater West Town area (Division Street to the north, Lake Street to the south, Kedzie Avenue to the west, and Kinzie Avenue to the east). In 2012, the Onward House Food Pantry distributed 40,000 lbs. of food to 1,616 households and 6,296 individuals. For a typical month, Onward House will serve roughly 3,200 lbs. of food for 148 households and 540 individuals.

Onward House works in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), a non-profit food bank that distributes donated and purchased food to 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to almost a half-million adults and children annually. A supplemental portion of food received by Onward House is on behalf of individual and group donors. Various church, corporate and school food drives add to the inventory of Onward House's Food Pantry.

The hours of operation for Onward House's Food Pantry are every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or in the case of an emergency, anytime during normal business hours. If you are interested in donating your time or non-perishable foods to the Food Pantry or would like more information, please contact the Onward House Family Services at (312) 666-6726.

For more information regarding Onward House's Food Pantry, contact Aixa Moratilla at (312) 666-6726 or

Our Mission

The mission of Onward Neighborhood House is to empower families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community-based setting through participant-driven educational, recreational and social service programs.

Onward House Locations

West Town
600 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Ph: 312.666.6726
Fax: 312.666.6735

Belmont Cragin
5423 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Ph: 773.622.3215
Fax: 773.622.4074

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